Monday, November 12, 2001, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


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CHILDREN’S DAY: The Ladies Club of Guru Nanak Dev University celebrated Children’s Day on the university campus here on Saturday. As part of the celebrations drawing and painting competitions were also held. Mrs Sarbjit Kaur Hamdard, wife of the Chief Editor of Daily Ajit, inaugurated the competition. More than 50 students participated. Prof Jagjit Kaur, Vice-Chancellor, who is also president of the club besides club members, parents and other faculty members were present on the occasion.

PAINTING COMPETITION: A greeting-card painting competition was organised by Bharat Vikas Parishad, a socio-cultural international organisation, here on Sunday. As many as 245 students from 25 schools participated in the competition. Mr M.L. Aeri, Principal, DAV College, inaugurated the function.

1 KILLED: Sarabjit Singh of Jawahar Nagar was killed and Kulwinder Singh and Subeg Singh were injured when a Maruti van hit them near Vallah on Saturday night. The victims were workers of Bhupinder Medical Workshop and were returning home when the incident took place.

MONEY LOOTED: A sum of Rs 1,30,000 was looted from a cooperative bank in Beas near here. According to Mr Jagtar Singh, cashier of the bank, two persons armed with guns forcibly entered the bank and locked the remaining staff in the bathroom and looted the money. No arrests have been made so far.

DAIRY TRAINING: The District Dairy Development Department and Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana, organised a two-day dairy training course on November 8 and 9 at the local Krishi Vigyan Kendra. Mr Inderjit Singh Saran, Deputy Director of the Dairy Development Department, in a press note issued here on Sunday said Dr G.S. Dhaliwal, Associate Professor and in charge of the kendra, presided over the camp. Senior researchers from the university told the participants about the formation of mineral mixture and cattle feed.

OFFICE-BEARERS: The following have been elected office-bearers of the Thermal Ekta Union of the local Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant: Maintenance Union: president — Mr Azaib Singh Maan, senior vice-president — Sukhdev Singh Chattha, vice-president — Mr Dashrath Singh, general secretary — Mr Gursewak Singh Sandhu, Secretary — Mr Jasvir Singh, and treasurer — Mr Jagram. Operation Union: president — Mr Bhola Singh Malooka, senior vice-president — Mr Gurnam Singh Khialawala, and treasurer — Mr Harjinder Singh.

SHERE-E- PUNJAB PRESENTED: Artists re-lived events from the era of Maharaja Ranjit Singh as par of a sight-and-sound presentation — “Shere-e-Punjab” at a local school on Saturday night. The two-hour programme, sponsored by Bank of Punjab, presented the life and achievements of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

PHARMACISTS RALLY: Mr Swaranjit Singh and Mr Bhoj Raj, general secretary and vice-president of the Punjab State Pharmacists Association, respectively, said in a joint statement here on Saturday that resentment prevailed among pharmacists of the state Health Department due to the allegedly indifferent attitude of the Punjab Government towards their long-standing demands. They said all 3,000 pharmacists of the Punjab Health Department would hold a rally at Lambi, the Assembly constituency of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, on Sunday.

DIABETES DAY: The World Diabetes Day was observed by the Jalandhar Diabetics Society and the Novo Nordisk Education Foundation by organising a “Run for diabetes” at Nehru Garden here on Sunday. The run aimed at creating awareness about diabetes was flagged off by Mr Manoranjan Kalia, Minister for Medical Education and Research, Punjab. Participants were given booklets on diabetic diet and exercise and a magazine, ‘Prerna’.

MEMORANDUM: A large number of shopkeepers of the Lalheri Road, led by Vijay Vij, submitted a memorandum to SDM here for banning pressure horns in the city, which created sound pollution and caused accidents. They also demanded the removal of encroachments on both sides of the G T Road and the Lalheri Road. They also demanded to open service